The Graduate Certificate in Urban Innovations is designed for city, town, county, regional, and urban managers, planners, analysts, and consultants who seek to gain advanced knowledge, critical thinking, as well as operational and managerial skills in this rapidly evolving and dynamic field. Practitioners will benefit from the core EMPA courses in leadership, organizational development, law, budgeting, data analytics, and policy research. The specialization courses on urban growth, technology, and competitiveness, inclusiveness, diversity, equity, and resilience address economic, social, climate change, and environmental issues and cases facing citizens, communities, and their business, government, and nonprofit agencies.
See Certificate Program Admission Policies for more information.
All courses must be completed at Golden Gate University with a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 (“B” average) or better in courses taken at Golden Gate University that are applicable to the program’s requirements. See Graduate Student Academic Standing Standards for more information.
Course prerequisites are indicated in the course description for each course and must be satisfied prior to enrolling in a given course. Prerequisites may be satisfied through transfer of equivalent coursework from external institutions or by taking the courses at GGU.